2014-2015 Undergraduate Calendar

Nursing  
Chair Dawn Prentice Associate Professors Joyce Engel, Lynn McCleary, Dawn Prentice, Lynn Rempel Assistant Professors Heather Kilty, Jane Moore, Jenn Salfi Lecturers Andrea Bodnar, Joanne Crawford, Karyn Taplay Nursing Practicum Co-ordinator Sandra Micsinszki Nursing Learning Resource Centre Elizabeth Horsley, Isobelle Blake Undergraduate Program Co-ordinator Sandra Micsinszki Adjunct Professors Sue Matthews, Linda Ritchie, Helen Taylor  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Jennifer Ritchie 905-688-5550, extension 4660 East Academic 303 brocku.ca/nursing The four year Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree is offered in collaboration with Loyalist College. Students at the Loyalist College site will complete their first and second years there, moving to Brock University for the third and fourth years of the program. The program must be completed within 6 years. Students at the Brock site will remain at Brock University for the four years of the program. Graduates will be eligible to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination and the College of Nurses of Ontario Jurisprudence Examination.  
Admissions Go to top of document
The BScN is a limited enrolment program. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  Students wishing to proceed to year 2 as a Nursing major must have achieved a minimum 65 percent overall average in year 1 courses. A student who has not passed all year 1 courses will not be able to progress into second year nursing courses.  
2.  Failure to succeed in any two practicum courses will result in dismissal from the program.  
3.  Clinical courses are graded Pass/Fail, however a pass with conditions (related to performance in the next clinical course) may be given. A student may only pass with conditions in one clinical course.  
4.  It is the responsibility of all nursing students to adhere to the Nursing Department's Ethical and Professional Code of Conduct which is in conjunction with Brock University's Code of Student Conduct.  
5.  Students require current CPR (BCLS or Level C) certification and annual re-certification which must be submitted to the Nursing Office by June 1 each year and must be valid during the clinical placement period.  
6.  Students require N-95 mask fit testing every two years.  
7.  Proof of Immunizations is due prior to registration for clinical courses. Immunization screening required: Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Varicella (Chicken Pox); Hepatitis B; Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis; Tuberculosis. Annual TB Skin Testing is required and is due by June 1 each year. Positive TB tests require chest Xrays every two years.  
8.  Police record check, with a vulnerable sector screening may be required by clinical agencies. It is the student's responsibility to ensure the process is complete - at their own expense. In some cases, the student may not be allowed to attend clinical if these requirements are not met.  
9.  Students in the program are normally expected to complete degree requirements within six years of initial registration. Students who have not registered for one Nursing credit in each calendar year will be removed from the program unless they have been granted a leave of absence by the Chair.  
10.  A student who has not registered for clinical courses for one year or longer will be required to pass a practical exam prior to registering for the next clinical course. The student will be charged a clinical skills exam fee. If the student fails the exam, the student must repeat the last completed clinical course.  
11.  Students will not be permitted to register for clinical courses less than two weeks prior to the start of course.  
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In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- NUSC 1P10, 1P12, 1P14 and 1P16
- BIOL 1F90
- PEKN 1P90 and 2P09
- PSYC 1F25 or 1F90
Year 2
- NUSC 2P10, 2P12, 2P14, 2P16, 2P30 and 3P70
- HLSC 2P91, 3P19 and 3P97
- one of POLI 1P93, 1P98, SOCI 1P80, WGST 2P00
Year 3
- NUSC 3P08, 3P12, 3P14, 3P20, 3P50, 3P75, 3P90, 3P92 and 3P94
- one Humanities context credit
Year 4
- NUSC 4F92 or 4F93
- NUSC 4F96, 4F98, 4P20, 4P50 and 4P60
 
Brock Loyalist Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Go to top of document
Year 1 taken at Loyalist College
- NURS 1000 Nursing Lab 1
- NURS 1001 Nursing: The Canadian Context
- NURS 1003 Health Assessment
- NURS 1004 Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization
- NURS 1005 Nursing Practice: Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization
- NURS 1006 Pathophysiology
- ANAT 1001 Human Anatomy and Physiology
- COMM 1014 Self and Others
- PHAR 1001 Pharmacology
- PSYC 2004 Psychology
Year 2 taken at Loyalist College
- NURS 1002 Nursing and Health Promotion
- NURS 2000 Self Perception and Interaction
- NURS 2001 Nursing Care of the Young Family
- NURS 2002 Nursing Practice: Nursing Care of the Young Family
- NURS 2003 Understanding Nursing Research
- NURS 2004 Care of the Acutely Ill Client
- NURS 2005 Nursing Practice: Care of the Acutely Ill Client
- NUTR 1000 Nutrition
- PSYC 1008 Lifespan Development
- SOCI 2003 Sociology
Year 3 taken at Brock University
- NUSC 3P08, 3P12, 3P14, 3P20, 3P50, 3P75, 3P90, 3P92 and 3P94
- one Humanities context credit
Year 4 taken at Brock University
- NUSC 4F92 or 4F93
- NUSC 4F96, 4F98, 4P20, 4P50 and 4P60
 
Course Descriptions Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. NUSC 1P10 Professional and Therapeutic Communications Concepts, principles and the practice of professional communication. Factors influencing the perception and interpretation of communication, including the use of self. Lectures, lab, 4 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Corequisite(s): NUSC 1P12. NUSC 1P12 Nursing and Health Promotion: The Canadian Context Philosophical and theoretical concepts of health and nursing, including determinants of health, primary health care, standards of nursing practice, and the Canadian health care system. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Corequisite(s): NUSC 1P10. NUSC 1P14 Nursing Theory: Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization Concepts in health, wellness, illness and nursing practice related to caring for clients experiencing illness and hospitalization. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P10 and 1P12. Corequisite(s): NUSC 1P16. NUSC 1P16 Nursing Practice: Experiencing Illness and Hospitalization Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to clients experiencing illness and hospitalization. 14 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P10 and 1P12. Corequisite(s): NUSC 1P14. Note: clinical course requirements (immunization and CPR) must be submitted to the Nursing Office at the start of Fall term. Failure to comply with the due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 2P10 Nursing Theory: Nursing Care of the Young Family Nursing models and interdisciplinary theories, principles and concepts related to caring for children and the childbearing and childrearing family. Lectures, selected laboratory sessions, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 2P12. NUSC 2P12 Nursing Practice: Nursing Care of the Young Family Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to caring for children and the childbearing and childrearing family. 15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 2P10. Note: Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Clinical course requirements (immunization and CPR) must be submitted to the Nursing Office by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 2P14 Nursing Theory: Care of the Acutely Ill Client Nursing models and interdisciplinary theories, principles and concepts related to caring for the acutely ill client and their families. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 2P16. NUSC 2P16 Nursing Practice: Care of the Acutely Ill Client Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to caring for the acutely ill client and their families. 15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 2P14. Note: Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening may be required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Clinical course requirements (immunization and CPR) must be submitted to the Nursing Office by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 2P30 Health Assessment Nursing theory, underlying foundations, practice and principles related to comprehensive, holistic health assessments conducted within the framework of primary health care, interdisciplinary practice and nursing theoretical perspectives. Lectures, 2 hours per week; lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 1P16. NUSC 3P08 Quantitative Analysis Quantitative means of understanding and interpreting data in nursing research. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in MATH 1P98. NUSC 3P12 Experiencing Chronicity Nursing models and selected interdisciplinary theories, underlying foundations, principles and concepts related to chronicity and selected chronic conditions. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P12 and 2P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 3P90. NUSC 3P14 Promoting Mental Health Nursing models and selected interdisciplinary theories, underlying foundations, principles and concepts related to adults, older adults, and families experiencing mental health challenges. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P12 and 2P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 3P92. NUSC 3P20 Nursing Ethics Ethical and legal principles, models and theories. Application to professional practice. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P12, 2P16 and 2P30 or permission of the Chair. NUSC 3P32 Directed Readings Variable subject matter designed in consultation with faculty member directing the course. Restriction: permission of the Chair. NUSC 3P50 Health Education Principles of teaching and learning and their impact on knowledge, awareness, attitudes, skills and behaviour. Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation processes in development of a variety of health teaching strategies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P12, 2P16 and 2P30 or permission of the Chair. NUSC 3P70 Nursing Research Critical appraisal of quantitative and qualitative nursing research to determine the evidence base for practice. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. NUSC 3P75 Diversity and Nursing Transcultural and interdisciplinary conceptual theories and models for providing culturally competent nursing care in diverse societal and health care settings with diverse clients. Examination of knowledge, issues, beliefs and behaviours related to culture, ethnicity and health. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P10 and 2P14 or permission of the Chair. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in NUSC 4P75. NUSC 3P90 Nursing Practicum: Experiencing Chronicity Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to individuals and families experiencing chronic conditions. 15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P12 and 2P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 3P12. Note: Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening may be required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Clinical course requirements (immunization and CPR) must be submitted to the Nursing Office by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 3P92 Nursing Practicum: Promoting Mental Health Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in relation to adults, older adults, and families experiencing mental health challenges. 15 hours per week, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 2P12 and 2P16. Corequisite(s): NUSC 3P14. Note: Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Clinical course requirements (immunization and CPR) must be submitted to the Nursing Office by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 3P94 Nursing Practicum: Intersession Practice, application, and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings. 120 hours over four to five weeks, selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 3P90 and 3P92. Note: clinical course requirements (immunization and CPR) must be submitted to the Nursing Office by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 4F92 Community Health Nursing Theory and practice emphasizing primary health care principles, assessment and health promotion with individuals, families, aggregates and communities. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week; community practicum 15 hours per week; selected laboratory sessions. Restriction: open to Nursing majors and permission of the Department. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 3P94. Note: Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening is required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Clinical course requirements (immunization and CPR) must be submitted to the Nursing Office by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. Nursing program practicum fee will be applied. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in NUSC 4P40 and 4P92. NUSC 4F93 Community Health Nursing (International) Theory and practice emphasizing primary health care principles, assessment and health promotion with individuals, families, aggregates and communities in an international setting. Lectures, 35 hours; practicum, 150 hours. Restriction: open to Nursing majors and permission of the Department. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 3P94. Note: proof of a valid passport; visa, immunization and CPR certification as required. Students will be required to submit an application to attend course. Students must be a minimum 18 years of age. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 4F94 Nursing Practicum: Specialized Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings. 15 hours per week. Restriction: open to NUSC majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 3P12. Note: Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening may be required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Clinical course requirements (immunization and CPR) must be completed by deadline posted by Nursing Office by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 4F96 Integrated Nursing Practicum I Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings. 35 hours per week for six weeks. Restriction: open to Nursing majors with a minimum of 18.0 credits, a minimum 70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent non-major average. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 4F92 or 4F93. Note: on campus lab/class activities will be required. Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening may be required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Clinical course requirements (immunization and CPR) must be submitted to the Nursing Office by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. Will run during Fall Reading Week. NUSC 4F98 Integrated Nursing Practicum II Practice, application and integration of skills and theory in a variety of health care settings. 35 hours per week for six weeks. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 4F96. Note: on campus lab/class activities will be required. Police record check with a vulnerable sector screening may be required. Agency policies will determine submission deadline. Check with Department. Clinical course requirements (immunization and CPR) must be submitted to the Nursing Office by June 1. Failure to comply with the due date will result in a late fee and/or deregistration. Clinical practicum may be scheduled in the evening and/or on weekends. Transportation to clinical placement is a student responsibility. A practicum fee will be applied. NUSC 4P20 Leadership in Nursing and Management Current issues, opportunities and challenges for nursing leadership in different nursing, community and organizational venues. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 3P94 or permission of the Chair. NUSC 4P32 Advanced Directed Readings Variable subject matter designed in consultation with faculty member directing the course. Restriction: permission of the Chair. NUSC 4P50 Applied Nursing Research Application of principles of research design, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination through research projects. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 3P70 or permission of the Chair. NUSC 4P60 Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing Historical to current overviews of significant trends and issues impacting the profession of nursing. Image, burnout, environment, roles, culture, politics and economics affecting client and nursing care. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to Nursing majors. Prerequisite(s): NUSC 3P94. Note: offered online in the Spring session.  
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